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33rd Legislature(2023-2024)

Member Information

Chuck Kopp
2017-2020 Representative District  
Chuck Kopp, a lifelong Alaska, is the son of educators and entrepreneurs that moved from Anchorage to Iliamna near Bristol Bay. Chuck has a B.A. in Justice from UAA and chose a career in public safety that spanned over 20 years. He served in the Anchorage and the Kenai Police Departments and graduated from the National Training Center of Polygraph Science as a Certified Expert Polygraph Examiner, skills he put to use in successfully resolving three homicides on the Kenai Peninsula where the victim's bodies were never recovered. 

He served 7 years as the Chief of Police for the City of Kenai, and as Acting City Manager from 2005 2006. Alaska Governors Murkowski and Palin both appointed him to an oversight role on their transition teams with respect to the Department of Public Safety. 

Chuck served his community coaching high school wrestling at Region II schools, serving on boards and was Co-Chair of Security for the 2006 Arctic Winter Games committee. He is an Alaska's "Top 40 under 40", and was inducted into the first inaugural class of the Alaska High School Hall of Fame for outstanding performance as a multisport athlete. 

Chuck has served the State of Alaska as a Governor appointee to both the Alaska Judicial Council and Alaska Police Standards Council. Most recent, he has been Chief of Staff for two State Senators. 

Chuck and his wife Trish have been married 28 years and have three children. 


High School, Cook Inlet Academy, Soldotna 1979-1983 

B.A. Justice, University of Alaska, Anchorage 1983-1987 

FBI National Academy, Marine Corps Base Quantico 1996 

Public Administration, Graduate Course Work, U of AK, Southeast 1999 


Governor Palin appointee to Chair Dept. of Public Safety transition team 2006 

Alaska Police Standards Council, Member & Board Chair 2003-2007 

Alaska Judicial Council, Member 2007-2008 


Police Reserve Officer, Anchorage Police Department 1986-1989 

Police Officer, City of Kenai, Alaska, and Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska 1989-2009 

Chief of Police, City of Kenai 2002-2008 

Acting City Manager, City of Kenai 2005-2006 

Chief of Staff, serving Alaska State Senators 2009-2016 


LeeShore Center 2002-2008 

Alaska Peace Officers Association 1993-2015 

Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center 1995-2002 



Music, hiking, trail running, camping, hunting and fishing 



Alaska Peace Officer Association - Statewide "Member of the Year" 2001 

Alaska Journal of Commerce "Top 40 under 40" 2004 

Inductee, ASAA, Alaska High School Sports Hall of Fame 2006a